Pig in the Parlor

DESCRIPTION: "My ma and pa was Irish (x3), And I am Irish too," "Your right hand to your partner/neighbor... And we'll all promenade." "We got a new pig in the parlor... and he is Irish too." "We kept the cat in the cream-jug... And it was Irish too." Etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Greig/Duncan8)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad animal family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) US(Ap,MW,So)
REFERENCES (14 citations):
Greig/Duncan8 1746, "My Father and Mither Were Irish" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 522, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 80, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 short text plus 1 excerpt and 1 fragment)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 80, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 tune plus a partial text)
Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida, #239, "That Was Irish, Too" (1 text)
Neely/Spargo-TalesAndSongsOfSouthernIllinois, pp. 198-199, "The Pig in the Parlor" (1 text)
Wolford-ThePlayPartyInIndiana=Wolford/Richmond/Tillson-PlayPartyInIndiana, pp. 183-184, pp. 81-82, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie/Opie-TheSingingGame, p. 313, "Pig in the Parlour" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Spurgeon-WaltzTheHall-AmericanPlayParty, pp. 153-154, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bush-FSofCentralWestVirginiaVol4, pp. 17-18, "The Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)
JournalOfAmericanFolklore, Mrs. L.D. Ames, "The Missouri Play-Party," Vol. XXIV, No. 93 (Jul 1911), pp. 297-298 ("My father and mother were Irish") (1 text, 1 tune)
JournalOfAmericanFolklore, Leona Nessly Ball, "The Play Party in Idaho,", Vol. XLIV, No. 171 (Jan 1931 ), p. 12 "My Father and Mother Were Irish" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, PIGPARLR*
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 70-71, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4251
RECORDINGS:
Chubby Parker, "And That Was Irish Too" (Conqueror 7896, 1931)
Pete Seeger, "Pig in the Parlor" (on PeteSeeger22) (on PeteSeeger33, PeteSeegerCD03)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "We Won't Go Home Until Morning" (floating lyrics, form)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
We Have a Pig in the Parlor
File: R522

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